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There’s nothing like the sound of a banjo in a bluegrass band, and you will find a full array of American-made banjos available at With over 500 banjos in stock, is your one stop for all of your banjo picking needs. If you are going to play Americana music, nothing beats a banjo made in the USA, and carries the best. Here are a few you will want to check out before you buy your first or next banjo.


Hand made by Rob Bishline in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Rob builds every banjo with attention to every detail.  He is an accomplished player, teacher, repair specialist and luthier.  The Bishline banjos have their own character and style, and also have a tone that is unbelievable.

The most popular openback Bishline is easily the Bishline Okie which features a curved finger board scoop ideal for clawhammer or frailing and an unusual wooden armrest.

The most popular resonator Bishline banjo that we sell is tie between the Bishline Cimarron and the Bishline Coal Dust Revenge which is exclusively available at The Cimarron is called the bluegrass workhorse and players love it for its good looks and beautiful tone produced by its burl walnut resonator. The Coal Dust Revenge is a serious banjo with a serious look! Designed by Barry Waldrep in partnership hip with Bishline Banjos, this banjo is an awesome price point considering it is loaded with features.

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This is an open back claw hammer model. It is very tastefully built with simple but elegant appointments. Raw brass hardware, two ply maple rim and Dobson style tone ring, curved finger board scoop, black tuning machine buttons and wooden arm rest.

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This is a light weight powerful sounding instrument. It is designed price wise not to break the bank, but give the player a powerful sound with great tone. It has a burl walnut resonator with black binding, ebony finger board, tone hoop with a 3 ply maple rim.

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Manufactured in America by Bishline Banjos exclusively for A serious banjo with a serious look! Black stained wood with nickel hardware and black tuners.

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Considered the Bluegrass workhorse, we feel like this is the best value for an American made full weight tone ring banjo on the market today.  Fancy burl walnut resonator with satin finish, ivoroid binding, MOP inlay, three ply maple rim, nickel plated hardware.


Deering is the current leader in quantity of American-made banjos each year and is their No. 1 Dealer Worldwide. Producing high quality instruments from their shop in Southern California, Deering banjos come in a variety of styles, from traditional to electric. Each is handcrafted with the care of a dedicated team, using quality materials that produce great tone. For the beginning player, Deering’s line of Goodtime banjos make picking on a high-quality instrument possible on a more limited budget.

For over 30 years, the Deering Sierra has been their best selling professional banjo and it’s certainly one of ours. The Sierra also comes in an openback model which is quite popular and a 6-String model which is great for guitar players who want to be immediately proficient with an instrument which a banjo sound.

We also sell a lot of Deering Eagle II banjos and Boston 6-String banjos. For someone looking for something really special from Deering, the Calico is an exceptional banjo that’s frequently asked about.

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The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

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The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.

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Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability.

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A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music.

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From their home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Gibson has become known worldwide for the quality of their guitars, dobros, mandolins, and banjos. Their line of products remains the standard for many instrument makers, and their control of their manufacturing process holds with the tradition that they are known for. We occasionally have Gibsons in our store available for consignment, but you won’t see them listed on our site. Please call or contact us for availability.


The Huber Banjos story is of one man’s vision and dedication towards reviving the coveted sound of popular pre-war banjos. Certain banjos made before World War II had a distinct sound, and some models are now valued above $100,000 each. Steve Huber has closely emulated this sound with his banjos. Occasionally has Huber Banjos available, most people will have to order their Huber banjo directly from Steve Huber. Huber banjos are made in Tennessee.


Tom Nechville is always innovating to meet the changing needs of modern musicians. Replacing more than seventy parts of a traditional banjo, the Nechville patented Heli-Mount system tightens together much like a jar on a lid; greatly reducing the assembly time and improving the banjo’s sound. The result is a state-of-the-art instrument with modern styling and traditional in sound. Nechville banjos are produced in Bloomington, MN.

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As you pick up the Zeus, you'll realize why we named this banjo after the king of gods. You'll be thankful for its unusually light weight.

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The new Meteor acoustic/electric banjo is just what you would expect from us. Our dual pickup electric design preserves the banjo shape and sound while making a bold artistic statement.

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A custom built Nechville Phantom in Burl Walnut with Burl Walnut peghead. This instrument also includes a gold plated frame, radius rosewood fret board, and custom turquois inlay.

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From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you'll leave the others behind.


The Vega brand can be traced all the way back to 1881. Deering Banjo Company purchased this iconic brand in 1989 and proudly incorporates the heritage and tradition of the brand with Deering banjo making expertise. The best of both worlds you could say.

We get a lot of requests for the Vega Old Tyme Wonder which is a fantastic openback banjo perfect for clawhammer. The newest arrival to the line is a stunner, the Vega Vintage Star. This banjo features a 12″ rim and Dobson-style tone ring which produces a deep, warm tone.

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Feeling a little nostalgic? The Vega Little Wonder is a modern reproduction of a classic open-back banjo from yesteryear. Made by Deering Banjo Company in Spring Valley, California, USA.

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This is a light-weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass. The result is a very mellow banjo sound, a lovely full tone.

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Open back, 12" maple rim, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, Dobson style tone ring, antique brass hardware, wooden armrest, frailing scoop, includes hard case.

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A spun-brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model.

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I would recommend them to anyone and everyone

Fantastic banjos sold by fantastic people. I have bought two banjos from and about to buy my third from them. These guys are just great people to go business with; knowledge, banjo players themselves, and just super nice. I do business with them because they are not just looking to sell my any banjo. They provide great input based upon what I want and need; not just what cost the most. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone interested in getting a banjo.

Eric Reese

Highly recommend them to others

Barry at helped me make a great choice on purchasing a new banjo. He answered my emails and phone calls promptly. After a few conversations I went with his newly designed Bish Line Coal Dust. I ordered it and he kept me updated on its progress. It arrived in perfect condition and it's even nicer than he described. I will keep at the top of my list for any future purchases and would highly recommend them to others. Thank you again to Barry and his staff.

Tim Coyne

I couldn't be more pleased with this lovely instrument and the customer service

I recently purchased a Deering Sierra mahogany open back banjo from Since I live in north Georgia, only two and one-half hours from the home of, I was able to visit the Banjo Barn where Barry give me the opportunity to "test drive" several banjos and he assisted me in narrowing down to my final choice. I must say, I couldn't be more pleased with this lovely instrument and the customer service I received from Barry and Thank you!

Sam Gullion

Barry Waldrep

The owner of is professional musician Barry Waldrep. Barry has toured professionally for the past 30 years. Raised on traditional Bluegrass, and a forerunner on the Jam Band circuit. He has toured and recorded with many artists such as The Zac Brown Band, Randy Travis, Joey & Rory and also has performed with bluegrass greats like John Cowan, Tony Trischka, Scott Vestal & Tony Rice. Read more.

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